Giovanni is the leader of Team GO Rocket and his confrontation can bring us important benefits: these are the best pokémon to face him!
Team Go Rocket reappears in Pokémon Go to put us in trouble. And next to him will be his almighty boss, Giovanni, whom we can face as long as we manage to find him and whose victory will bring us a good amount of rewards . In this guide we will not only help you find it, but also give you a wide variety of options to make a good team and defeat it.
But we predict that it will not be an easy task. You will need to first obtain the Super Radar Rocket item, which is obtained by reaching the fourth phase of the ‘Field Notes: Team Go Rocket’ special research. But it doesn’t end there: when you have it in your inventory, various locations will appear marked on the map (between 6 in the morning and 10 at night, local time) where you have to go to look for it. Before that, you also have to defeat the leaders Arlo, Cliff and Sierra.
Worst of all, you ‘ll meet many Giovanni , but all but one will be simple copies of the original, recruits who have dressed up as him to trick you and who hide in both PokéStops and flying balloons. After more attempts than you would like, you will finally find the real one… and a fight will begin that will expose you to complicated situations from which it will be difficult to get out.
Best Pokémon to beat Giovanni in Pokémon Go
We have warned you several times already, but it is a reality: if there is a difficult combat in the game, that is the leader of Team GO Rocket. Not only because his team composition is very balanced, but because one of his creatures will be a special legendary pokemon or a dark one , creatures that will cost you sweat and blood to throw.
Your equipment may vary depending on the circumstances. The only pokémon that is always fixed is Persian ; the second will be between Machamp, Nidoking or Rhyperior ; and the third, in the current meta, will be Dark Latios . Next, we give you various options to face each one so that you get a general idea of which will be the most optimal team.
Best pokemon to defeat Giovanni’s Persian
It’s true that Persian is a balanced Pokémon, with similar attack and defense stats, but any Fighting-type pick can easily handle it. The optimal pick might be Machamp, Hariyama, and Conkeldurr , which are solely Fighting-types and can work well against the following enemies. Lucario or Heracross could work for you, but a Ground or Fire-type attack would easily take them both down, so it’s best not to risk it.
Best pokemon to defeat Giovanni’s second pokemon
In this case, the choice will be between Machamp, Nidoking or Rhyperior. There is no exact justification for one creature or the other, but it will be random. In the event that you get Rhyperior, any of the creatures mentioned above will be worth it. Even with Machamp they could help you too, although they will arrive somewhat weakened from the previous fight and it is advisable to have a second option. Pick her thinking that Nidoking can play you, for which a Water-type or a Psychic would be perfect (the ideal alternative to both Machamp and Nidoking).
We could include other options such as Espeon, Mr. Mime de Galar (it is also an ice type, ideal for Rhyperior), Medicham or Metagross , whose combination of types (psychic and steel) makes it ideal for any of these 3 pokémon.
Best Pokemon to Defeat Giovanni’s Dark Latios
We are, without a doubt, facing the most powerful creature of all that, in fact, you can capture when the fight ends. It has 692 attack, 133 defense and 160 life, brutal statistics that can kill almost any creature in a few attacks. It is therefore important to have creatures that have a lot of defense or we will endure few attacks.
It is a psychic and dragon type, so dragon, dark, fairy or ice creatures could come in handy. Returning to some of the previous options, Mr. Mime de Galar would be good for us, although he won’t take too long to be defeated. Some Mega builds like Gyarados, Steelix, or Latios would be great alternatives, but they don’t have to be as exclusive and powerful. Zarude, Lugia, Togekiss, Glaceon, Glalie, or Froslass .